Double-crested Cormorant with its Catch – The Story Behind the Images

December 13th, 2016|Categories: Birds, California Gulls, Double-crested Cormorants, Salt Lake County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was fun photographing this Double-crested Cormorant with its catch yesterday afternoon close to home especially since I knew the weather was going to take a turn.

Comparing Adult Ring-billed and California Gulls

December 5th, 2016|Categories: Birds, Antelope Island State Park, California Gulls, Davis County, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park, Pinellas County, Ring-billed Gulls, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For most of the year Ring-billed and California Gulls are some of the most common gulls here in northern Utah and for some people it might be challenging to tell them apart.

California Gull Hovering Over The Bear River in Winter

November 18th, 2016|Categories: Birds, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Box Elder County, California Gulls, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I photographed this California Gull hovering over the Bear River with the snow covered Promontory Mountains in the back ground while it looked for prey in the open water below.

Herring Gulls in Northern Utah

November 1st, 2016|Categories: Birds, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Box Elder County, Herring Gulls, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We do see Herring Gulls in northern Utah during the winter and I was able to photograph this one as it circled over the water with the snow-covered Promontory Mountains and sky behind it.